While some businesses are using the recession as an opportunity to expand (Argo Tea ), others are cutting back. One local example is Barnes and Noble.
Hopefully, this is only a temporary measure until the warmer weather arrives. If not, it's a missed opportunity. On warm summer nights there are hundreds of people walking by that store and more than a few get lured in by the window displays. Hopefully corporate isn't so blind to the local situation that it would actually harm the store by keeping it closed during what is usually a fairly busy period.